Summit Semester


Summit Semester A Gap Year Experience

Embrace Truth. Cultivate Community. Live Well.

Summit Semester is a Christian gap year experience that offers students an extraordinary opportunity for growth and excellence.

This 3-month experience combines top-tier academic training in a discipleship-focused environment to provide students with a formational education. Students will learn to worship God with their head, heart, and hands.

FALL Semester
September – November

We are currently accepting applications for 2022 and 2023 programs

An Educational Retreat in the Colorado Mountains

Students will enjoy 12 weeks in the beautiful Colorado mountains in a non-traditional academic setting. Unlike typical university settings, Summit Semester sees information as only the beginning of transformative education. Students will be challenged to analyze ideas, evaluate culture, wrestle with their own identities, and grow closer to God. By experiencing this Christian Gap Semester, students will be prepared to make a difference in the world.

Summit Semester Colorado Gap Year Experience

Training Students to Worship with Their Head (Truth), Heart (Relationship), and Hands (Practical Living) 

Summit Semester A Gap Year Experience
Summit Semester A Gap Year Experience
Summit Semester A Gap Year Experience

Truth: Students will learn from some of the nation’s top Christian scholars to help them understand how to think well and Christianly.

Relationship: Summit Semester staff will help nurture each student’s spiritual formation while forming genuine relationships with fellow classmates.

Practical Living: Students will learn what it looks like to form good habits and live like a Christian in their day-to-day lives.

Summit Semester focuses on growth through truth, relationships, and intentional living out Christian faith.

Students study diverse subjects from top Christian scholars. Students have the option to receive up to 12 college credits.

  • Biblical Foundations
  • History of Christian Thought
  • Christianity and Politics
  • English Literature
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Art, Theology, and The Church
  • Apologetics
  • Leadership

Students study diverse subjects from top Christian scholars. Students have the option to receive up to 12 college credits.

  • Biblical Foundations
  • History of Christian Thought
  • Christianity and Politics
  • English Literature
  • Philosophy and Ethics
  • Art, Theology, and The Church
  • Apologetics
  • Leadership

The Christian community at Summit Semester nurtures character development and hones intellectual skills while helping students develop strong relationships. Students build friendships and a foundation from which to learn and serve.

Summit Semester A Gap Year Experience
Summit Semester A Gap Year Experience

The Christian community at Summit Semester nurtures character development and hones intellectual skills while helping students develop strong relationships. Students build friendships and a foundation from which to learn and serve.

Summit Semester A Gap Year Experience
Summit Semester A Gap Year Experience
Summit Semester A Gap Year Experience

Why is biblical worldview training important for students? Don’t just take it from us. 

Why is biblical worldview training important for students?
Don’t just take it from us.

Meet the Summit Semester Director

Tripp Almon joined Summit in 2018 and serves as the Director of Programs and Summit Semester. He relocated to the great state of Colorado with his wife, Megan, and their kids, Neely and Rogan, from the little town of Newnan, Georgia — just south of Atlanta. Tripp’s passion for educating students in the areas of Christian theology, worldview, and apologetics grew in large part from growing up in a Christian home and then struggling profoundly with the tidal wave of cultural ideas that engulfed him as he entered a secular university. Thankfully, his experience taught him that Christianity not only stands in the marketplace of ideas — it soars.
 
Before joining Summit, Tripp, a former elite gymnast, coached gymnastics for more than two decades and served as a pastor for 10 years. He and his family love the outdoors and adventure sports, particularly off-road motorcycling.  Tripp is also a rally car co-driver with Almon Brothers Racing Team — 2017 champions of the NASA Rally Atlantic Cup Series.